A US district court on Thursday restored federal protections for the gray wolf, reversing a 2020 policy decision that had dissolved their favored status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In so holding, Senior District Judge Jeffrey S. White of the US District Court for the Northern District of California in Oakland awarded summary judgment [...]

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Congolese authorities have failed to investigate or take meaningful legislative action with respect to the killings of 40 indigenous children and upwards of two dozen adult members of the Iyeke people during a violent massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday. “The silence surrounding the horrific [...]

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An Ohio woman pleaded guilty to defrauding the US and Polish governments in connection with an illicit adoption to a convicted criminal that resulted in the hospitalization of a child, according to court documents obtained Monday by JURIST. Margaret Cole, former executive director of European Adoption Consultants (EAC) — a Strongsville, Ohio agency that facilitated [...]

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North Korea has conducted ballistic missile testing in clear violation of international law, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a scathing statement released Tuesday.  Pyongyang provoked an international uproar this weekend after conducting long-range ballistic missile testing. The latest round was the most significant of its kind since 2017, and the seventh iteration of missile [...]

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A 42-year-old mother and former schoolteacher from Kansas faces terrorism charges in US federal court for having allegedly led an all-women Islamic State battalion, trained children to use suicide belts and heavy weapons, and planning to attack an American college, according to materials released by the Department of Justice on Saturday. Defendant Allison Fluke-Ekren stands [...]

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticized his Western counterparts Friday for what he described as their selective interpretation of international treaties, and poured scorn on a former US Ambassador over his understanding of the 2015 Minsk Agreements. Since December, upwards of 100,000 Russian troops have massed along the Ukrainian border. Diplomatic negotiations between Moscow, Kyiv [...]

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Claiming that he was “restoring law and order” in Kazakhstan, President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev announced Friday that he has ordered armed forces to “shoot and kill without warning” to quash an uprising ignited by surging consumer fuel prices. “I have ordered law enforcement organizations and the army to shoot and kill without warning,” Tokayev said in [...]

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Kazakh President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday called participants in the fuel-price protests that have swept the Central Asian nation this week “terrorists,” accusing them of attempting to undermine their country at the behest of foreign powers, and ultimately asked Russia and the other members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to come to Kazakhstan’s [...]

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A Swedish woman has been charged with war crimes for bringing her young son to Syria, where he was enlisted as a child soldier, and ultimately killed in the country’s long-simmering conflict, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The Swedish Prosecution Authority alleges the unidentified woman brought her son to Syria in August 2013, when he was 12 [...]

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In an exceptional instance of diplomatic harmony, China, France, Russia, the UK and the US released a joint statement Monday advocating for nuclear non-proliferation, and citing the historic refrain, “nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” The statement, which urged the imperative of compliance with international nuclear security accords, was issued as [...]

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